An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics
by Richard Fitzpatrick
Publisher: The University of Texas at Austin 2011
Number of pages: 216
A complete set of lecture notes for an upper-division undergraduate celestial mechanics course. The course concentrates on those aspects of celestial mechanics that can be studied analytically. Topics covered include gravitational potential theory, Keplerian orbit theory, the precession of planetary perihelia, the figure of the Earth, tides, the free and forced precession and nutation of the Earth, the three-body problem, lunar motion, and orbital perturbation theory.
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by J. B. Tatum
The text covers gravitational field and potential, celestial sphere, time, planetary motions, the two body problem, computation of an ephemeris, astrometry, calculation of orbital elements, perturbation theory, binary stars, and more.
by Ernest Brown, Clarence Shook - Cambridge University Press
The purpose of this volume is the development of methods for the calculation of the general orbit of a planet. We attempted to anticipate the difficulties which arise, by setting forth the various devices which may be utilized when needed.
by J.D. Mireles James - Rutgers University
These are notes about some elementary topics in celestial mechanics. They focus primarily on numerical methods for studying n-body problems, but they include enough background material so that they are readable outside the context of that course.
by Forest Ray Moulton - The MacMillan Company
This is an excellent textbook covering not only celestial mechanics, but a wide range of astrophysics topics. The coverage and detail this book deals with is by no means introductory, and is written for the college level student in mathematics.